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 Post subject: From Russia With Love--Logging Road in the Ukraine
PostPosted: Sun Mar 10, 2013 6:35 pm 

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Stumbled onto this, which looks amazingly familiar in style if not quite in hardware:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gvmCWvKGKz8

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vYSf7oWFiQE

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vEFELvkr2No

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BDzMjYbu8qk

I don't understand Russian, but from the appearance of a television interview and other footage of what are apparently railfans with cameras, it looks like this road is the object of a preservation effort.


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 Post subject: Re: From Russia With Love--Logging Road in the Ukraine
PostPosted: Sun Mar 10, 2013 7:20 pm 

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And another logging outfit from Hungary, with link and pin couplers and disconnect log trucks; how does this type of operation have such spotless motive power?

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qe7QmNBvqI0

Looks like more logging road action in Russia, on an apparently abandoned line. We Americans aren't the only ones with crazy rail enthusiasts:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qaPJWch0640


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 Post subject: Re: From Russia With Love--Logging Road in the Ukraine
PostPosted: Thu Mar 14, 2013 8:36 pm 

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More "Iron Curtain" railroading--narrow gauge in Poland, with diesels (Lxd2) that remind me very strongly of an EMD GP7 or GP9 as they might be interpreted for a park train:

Check out how they handle the transload problem between standard and narrow gauge:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=f54OSRMetxA

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=J7p1h5zeT3M

Something seen too often--scrap train:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=koARSYrzhEU

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jmaooGVZJEk

Polish narrow-gauge counterpart to our RDC:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XLgRP5qZMow

Slim gauge steam:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MlOqX3AfXL0

Slim steam in snow:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fFuRHxzOTUQ

Industrial clay hauler with critters:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aewbTPdWG9E

And a peat hauler with some of the worst track you ever saw, and hand-sanding of the rails, too:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DBxVU6hhKwY


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 Post subject: Re: From Russia With Love--Logging Road in the Ukraine
PostPosted: Sat Mar 16, 2013 3:06 am 

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J3a-614 wrote:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vYSf7oWFiQE

At 5:40, notice the speeder? And another soon after. Appear to be actual MoW crews... NARCOA guys don't dress that well.


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 Post subject: Re: From Russia With Love--Logging Road in the Ukraine
PostPosted: Sat Mar 16, 2013 7:31 pm 

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Going through more of these Eastern European clips, and here is one that stands out for its depiction of trackwork on what is apparently a preserved narrow gauge line. What stood out most was the use of highway equipment, including a paving machine or spreader, for ballast work. This little road uses concrete ties, too.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QFWGBDFOYuc

Steam operations, but I don't know Hungarian, so I can't tell which railroad this was on, or even if it is the same one depicted above. At the same time, the motions and actions of machines and men are very familiar; David P. Morgan once wrote that Walschearts was the same in any language.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lFIJjB4feKY

The whole channel from which these two clips are from.

http://www.youtube.com/user/kopaszhaj71?feature=watch


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